Vesuvianite (cat's eye terminations)

Hashupa, Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Nortern Areas, Pakistan
Thumbnail, 1.7 x 1.4 x 1.0 cm
Start Time: 05/19/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 05/26/2011 6:45:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

These are some of the more attractive and unusual Vesuvianite crystals to come out of any "Alpine cleft" locality. This piece features a few excellent quality, sharp, lustrous, translucent "root beer" colored prisms of Vesuvianite with strange "straw"-colored "cat's eye" terminations. It is reminiscent of Tourmaline crystals that I have seen from Brazil with the same "cat's eye" effect at the tips of the crystals. Certainly uncharacteristic for the species!

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